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Date registered: Dec 2006
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How to replace the fron axle mounting bushings?
I have a '74 280C (W114) with front axle mounting bushings shot. There are four of these rubber bushings. I have new parts to replace them, but I am wondering on the best way to gain access to the bushings. I have a factory manual which says to use a special tool to support the engine and another special jack to support and lower the front axle assembly to gain access to the bushings.
Has anyone replaced these mounting bushings without the special MB tools? What method did you use?
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